Has Empowerment Program Been Appropriate for the Need of Fisheries Business Player? : Case Study in Lampung Province, Indonesia

Irwan Effendi, Helvi Yanfika, Sumaryo Sumaryo, Indah Listiana, Abdul Mutolib, Ali Rahmat


This study analyzed the appropriateness of empowerment program regarding the needs of traditional fish processors. This study applied the descriptive qualitative method using the model of Context – Input – Process – Product (CIPP) and Focus Group Discussion. Various activities were described based on observation and interview data. This study was conducted in three areas in Lampung Province, namely: East Lampung Regency, Pringsewu Regency, and Tanggamus Regency. Those areas are considered as a center the traditional fish processing with activities include fish salting, fish smoking, fish salty steamed, and fish fermentation. The research was conducted from July until September 2017. The result show, Generally, empowerment program for fisheries business players has been quite appropriate to their need, particularly in the sector of fish capture, aquaculture, and fish processing as seen from the high value in the aspect of context (appropriateness of program and problem, needs, and solving problem) and input (number and capability of extension officer, facility and infrastructure, fund). However, the value obtained in the aspect of process (socialization activity, assistance, appropriateness of implementation and plan) and product (target achievement, fulfillment of needs, and increasing income of fish processor) was still limited and need to be increased through intensive assistance by extension agent to achieve the objective of empowerment program of food self-sufficiency and welfare improvement of business players in fisheries sector.


Empowerment; Extension Agent; Fish Processors; Business players

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